Business & industry resources


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Forrester Research stanford only 

  • Global reports and industry forecasts. Academic stanford only

  • Global and US reports including demographics; consumer goods and behaviors; technology & media.

 OECD iLibrary stanford only

  • Global reports, including music sales.

 Lexis Nexis Academic stanford only

  • Search for news; legal cases; company information; consumer information.

 Pew Internet and American Life Project

  • “…produces reports exploring the impact of the internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life.”
  • Offers trend data, infographics; statistics.

 Statistical Abstract of the United States

  • Occupational employment and wage statistics (including the music field); consumer expenditures; government funding; arts activities/attendance.

  • Find current and archived sales charts; news and interviews.
  • Full text available (1942- ) from Google Books (also searchable through Billboard’s site)

IFPI : International Federation of the Phonographic Industry

  • Represents the recording industry worldwide; affiliated with the RIAA.
  • Offers global sales statistics and market reports.


Articles & books

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ABI/INFORM (some full text) stanford only

Business Source Complete stanford only

JSTOR (165 titles in the business section), full text stanford only

Academic Search Premier stanford only

Google Scholar (book citations, articles, dissertations) (use search box at upper left of this site) 

 [find more about e-resources here]


~ Recent books ~

(link to details and location in SearchWorks)

Baskerville, David, and Tim Baskerville. Music Business Handbook and Career Guide. 9th ed. Los Angeles: SAGE, 2010.

Bordowitz, Hank. Dirty Little Secrets of the Record Business. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2007.

David, Matthew. Peer to Peer and the Music Industry : the Criminalization of Sharing. Los Angeles: SAGE, 2010.

Entertainment, Media & Advertising Market Research Handbook. Norcross, GA : Richard K. Miller & Associates.(e-book)

Fairchild, Charles. Pop Idols and Pirates : Mechanisms of Consumption and the Global Circulation of Popular Music. Aldershot, Hampshire, England: Ashgate, 2008.

Grierson, Don, and Dan Kimpel. It All Begins with the Music: Developing Successful Artists and Careers for the New Music Business. Boston, MA: Course Technology, 2009 (e-book).

Halloran, Mark E. The Musician's Business and Legal Guide. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2008.

Hutchison, Thomas W, Amy Macy, and Paul Allen. Record Label Marketing. 2nd ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier Focal Press, 2010.

Kloet, Jeroen de. China with a Cut : Globalisation, Urban Youth and Popular Music. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2010.

Knopper, Steve. Appetite for Self-destruction : the Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry In the Digital Age. New York: Soft Skull Press, 2010.

Kot, Greg. Ripped : How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music. 1st Scribner hardcover ed. New York: Scribner, 2009.

NAMM Global Report : Music USA : a Statistical Review of the Music Industry. Carlsbad, CA: NAMM, 2007- (annual).

Park, David J. Conglomerate Rock : the Music Industry's Quest to Divide Music and Conquer Wallets. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007.

Passman, Donald S. All You Need to Know About the Music Business. 7th ed., hardcover ed. New York: Free Press, 2009.

Recording Industry in Numbers. London: IFPI, 2007-

Rutter, Paul. The Music Industry Handbook. London: Routledge, 2011.

Strasser, Richard. Music Business : the Key Concepts. London: Routledge, 2010.

Turgeon, Richard. Indie Rock 101: Running, Recording, Promoting Your Band. Burlington, MA: Oxford , 2009. (e-book)

Wikström, Patrik. The Music Industry : Music In the Cloud. Cambridge, UK: Polity, 2009.


Browse the shelves in the Music Library, Archive of Recorded Sound, or Green: ML3790

Search in SearchWorks: use the subject term “music trade”

Ask for help: Ray Heigemeir, Public Services Librarian, Music Library


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